North Notes
Spokane-North Rotary Club Bulletin
August 16, 2021
Aug. 23: CANCELLED - August 23rd meeting at Holmes
Aug. 30: Rotary lunch, noon. Classification talks: “The Ron (Noble) and Ron (Schurra) show.  Please send your lunch order to Lenore by 5pm on Sunday; Bark’s menu is posted on our Club website under “Links” on the right hand side of the homepage.
Sept. 6: Labor Day: No meeting.
Holmes supply project is on Aug. 23
            Following a crew of members under the direction of coordinator Sandy Fink, the boxes of school supplies delivered from Staples were stored Aug. 16.  The supplies will be organized and stored in their permanent location by club members on Aug. 23 at Holmes Elementary.  A pizza lunch will follow.
            Coordinator Sandy Fink said the small mountain of tissues, pens, pencils, crayons, scissors and other items will be staged in Room 113, rather than in the closet space formerly used for several years.
Table talk:
            Welcome guests:  Noting that he met him while working out at the YMCA, Steve Perry introduced Terry Jordahl.  Both served on destroyers while in the Navy.
            Also at the Aug. 16 meeting was Colin Prestesater, introduced earlier by Steve Bergman.  Colin’s wife, a GU law student, is interning in Steve’s law office.
            Members’ thoughts:  President Lenore Romney asks members to think about hosting potluck dinners at their homes during the year.  “We can start next month, if someone wants to host in September,” she said.  If you would like to host a group of members, please email Lenore and let her know the month in which you are willing to host.
            Happy Buck$:
           To celebrate their 18th anniversary, President Lenore Romney chipped in $18.  She and member Bob Romney celebrated with dinner at Luna.  At the Rotary luncheon at the Bark, Bob tested the new Zoom connection from home.
            Dave Hayward added a dollar admitting he left his badge at home.
            Noting that Hayward, during his invocation the previous week, asked that all members should find ways to commit an act of kindness at least one day, Chuck Rehberg added $3 for “some very good examples of kindness from three anonymous members.”
            Club notes high percentage of Paul Harris Fellows
            Some 14 of 19 club members in Spokane-North Rotary are Paul Harris fellows, signifying each has contributed $1,000 or more to the Rotary Foundation.
            President Lenore Romney said “that is outstanding for a small club like ours.”
            Lenore also shared that for the Rotary year ended June 30, 2021, clubs and members in our District 5080 collectively gave nearly $1.0 million to the Rotary Foundation!  Donations from our members contributed to that record-breaking total!
            She noted that Rotary’s organization in Chicago in 1905, and the RI Foundation was set up to fund worthy causes globally.  One of the most notable is the Polio Plus campaign to try to eradicate polio.
            Lenore said many club members have multiple Paul Harris designations.  Among the most decorated are John Mailliard with eight Paul Harris citations; Steve Perry with six; and Sandy Fink with four, Lenore said. 
            In an article in The Rotarian magazine, former RI Foundation chair Ron D. Burton talked about a special group which donates $1,000 each year to the Rotary Foundation and a “White Hat Society” group, started in Texas, in which each member donates $5,000 and challenges another Rotarian to match that total. 
            The annual pledges, started in California, signed us 55 members the first year (1999), and The White Hat group raised $75,000 in one day in 2004, Burton wrote. 
Bulletin editors: Chuck Rehberg and Sandy Fink